ˈRɛzəluːt Determined in character, action, or ideas: Perfectly apt words to describe the current third generation of Mini hatchbacks as they head into 10 years of cheerful motoring adventures ever since their conception, making the F-chassis series of cheeky runabouts the longest cars in production ever since BMW took the helm. We might not have […]Read more "Energized aesthetics: Driving the Mini Electric Resolute Edition"
There is no doubt we are living in rather daunting times, having just pulled ourselves through the worst (fingers crossed) of a global pandemic, we had hoped to see light at the end, but now, saddled with constantly unresolved conflicts around the world and an ever-changing climate upending the global economy and supply chains, inflation […]Read more "Freude am Fahren: Driving the BMW G42 M240i xDrive Coupe in Singapore"
I imagine being an automotive writer back in 1994 must have been quite difficult. After just 4 years since its introduction, Singapore’s infamous COE premiums peaked at a mega S$100,000. Having to continually conjure up engaging and relatable content for paying readers must have been quite a challenge, I know this because that is exactly […]Read more "i For You?: Driving the BMW G26 i4 eDrive40i"
I’ll have to admit, there’s going to be bias. Not just because I love everything MIni but also because I have some amazingly fond memories of driving a John Cooper Works Clubman from Frankfurt, Germany, through the Netherlands towards The Hague before we loaded up onto a Ferry to conclude our journey into the UK […]Read more "Gentle Monster: Driving the F54 Mini Clubman JCW LCI"
Produced since 2014, and to the chagrin of every hardcore traditionalist BMW “fan”, the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer and Gran Tourer twins were a pretty quirky and strange addition (some might say, experiment) to our (my) favourite German marque’s range of cars. A friendly and compact front-wheel-drive MPV created to introduce new customers to the […]Read more "Family guy(ing): Driving the BMW U06 218i Active Tourer M Sport"
“The occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.” Serendipity, a single word that quite aptly, describes how it came to be that someone from Singapore could have one of his most amazing automotive experiences ever, halfway across the world, with little to no prior planning whatsoever. It all began […]Read more "Freude am Fahren: Driving the Bavarian Econs BMW 2002 Prototype"
Ahead of us lay hundreds of kilometres worth of driving, across vast liberating stretches of the Autobahn, around the lively meandering hills of the Bavarian countryside surrounded by the Alps and even a raucous blast thundering through the Jochpass mountain pass, Germany’s most winding road. And in our hands are two keys, each equipped to […]Read more "The Grand Tour(ers): Driving the G07 X7 M50i xDrive and the BMW G16 M850i xDrive LCI"
A little over half a year has gone by since we last took the BMW iX3 out for a drive. Though fresh it might still be, with the introduction of BMW’s “Life Cycle Impulse” updates to the entire X3 range, it’s time to say hello to a newly refreshed iX3. In its pre-LCi form, the […]Read more "Recharged and ready: Driving the BMW G08 iX3 LCi"
I vividly remember the first time I last drove one of these, because the last time I went behind the wheel of Mini’s John Cooper Works hatchback, I knew in an instant I’d fallen in love. I loved how it looked, I loved how it drove and (unlike other journos) I even loved that it […]Read more "A Milder-mannered firecracker: Driving the Mini F56 John Cooper Works 3-Door LCI"
Under the shadow of the First World War, a chief engineer at Munich’s Rapp-Motorenwerk by the name of Max Friz had an idea. An idea born from his former vocation at Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft. An idea to engineer a high compression, large displacement, silky smooth engine with six cylinders firing in a straight line with supreme balance […]Read more "Straight six evocation: Driving the BMW G20 M340i xDrive"